34 responses

  1. Cheryl
    October 26, 2009

    I saw this on a craft blog I subscribe too. Lovely company in all!
    Off to make my caramel apples on BT. Post up later.
    Happy trick or treating!

  2. Lori @ Culinary Covers
    October 26, 2009

    So cool! I’m with you on the whole apple thing- they always *look* appealing, but the idea of trying to eat the messy treat is tough to grasp! I made caramel apples the other day and ended up cutting them up to eat them.

    That spongy toffee looks so cool- have never seen that before!

  3. Barbara Bakes
    October 26, 2009

    I definitely need to try the Sponge Toffee. It reminds me of the See’s toffee chocolates that I love.

  4. Carrie @ Deliciously Organic
    October 26, 2009

    What a great post! The sponge toffee looks very fun!

  5. Erica B.
    October 26, 2009

    I’m not one to turn down sweets (my scale can attest) but I’ll pass on candied apples, and well I can think of better vehicles for caramel too. We are probably passing on Halloween altogether this year. ‘A’ has been sick with what might be H1N1 or a sinus infection since friday. ‘C’, ‘J’ and I woke up coughing this morning. Something tells me we’re trick or treating at home this year.

    Ok I’m off to Trick or Eat :)

  6. Manon from Ontario
    October 26, 2009

    Julie I LOVE YOU!

    Thank you soo much for the candy apple recipe. I’ve been looking for a homemade recipe for a while, and boom I read your blog and voila, you give me this gift!
    With my apple orchard, this will come in handy.

    Thanks a million Julie girl :)

    MFO

  7. erin
    October 26, 2009

    Julie – thank you for this cool looking sponge toffee recipe – another thing I didn’t know you could make at home! I will definitely be trying it this weekend.

  8. Rhonda Steed
    October 26, 2009

    oh i’ll totally be trying that candied apple recipe! thanks!!!

  9. Megan
    October 26, 2009

    The toffee looks amazing, and sort of spooky in context.

  10. Pam
    October 26, 2009

    Julie,
    Candy Apples! They always remind me of Halloween, well, that and amusement parks. Your discription of the carmel addiction was very funny to read (probubly because if it wern’t for the annoying wrappers, I myself would have joined the carmel addicts anonymous) If you have trouble fighting the evil temptaions of carmel, might I suggest fudge apples? It might be worth looking into and they are my personal favorite.
    P.

  11. Brooke
    October 26, 2009

    Julie!

    This post is utterly delightful. Ever since you told me you’d be posting on Sponge Toffee, I’ve been DYING to know what it is. Whoever thunk up that recipe is PURE genius! I’m totally making it this weekend with my kids.

    Yummaroo! Thanks so much for being part of Trick-Or-Eat!

  12. Elaine
    October 26, 2009

    Oof, that sponge toffee looks like something I have to force myself NOT to make, otherwise the easiness + tastiness of the thing would have me totally at its mercy.

  13. Veggie Wedgie
    October 26, 2009

    I love sponge toffee! I call it honeycomb candy. It’s so much fun and so easy to make it!

  14. Cary
    October 26, 2009

    The sponge toffee: how long will it keep in an airtite container? I’d love to include it in my christmas goodie boxes for everyone at work, but I’d have to work a little ahead as there are probably 60 to make!

  15. The Duo Dishes
    October 26, 2009

    The sponge toffee looks so fun! Almost like honeycomb.

  16. Kevin
    October 26, 2009

    Those candy apples look so good! It has been far too long since I last had one.

  17. Alli
    October 26, 2009

    I used to love making sponge toffee too it was so much fun to watch it bubble. Great idea for the Blog to Blog Halloween visiting!

  18. jenny
    October 26, 2009

    i just tried to make the sponge toffee (i also call it honeycomb candy, like veggie wedgie), and it tasted like burnt baking soda! i double, triple, bazillion-le checked the recipe, and i swear i can measure! did yours turn out poorly?

  19. JulieVR
    October 26, 2009

    Mine turned out great – it’s in the photo! I’ve made it a ton of times – I wonder what happened?

  20. Hanna
    October 26, 2009

    could you make the toffee with honey? I never have corn syrup around anymore.

  21. Manon from Ontario
    October 26, 2009

    Jenny, you must remove the toffee from the heat before adding the baking powder. It happened to me in the past.

    Thanks again Julie :)

  22. Cakelaw
    October 26, 2009

    Love your sponge toffee!

  23. Daniel
    October 26, 2009

    Just tried the sponge toffee. Man, it’s good! Like you say like a Crunchie or Violet Crumble.

    Mine didn’t turn out with those big, fluffy holes like your pic shows, though. I wonder if I stirred too much or something. I used a wisk — maybe that was the issue. Anyhow, it’s still pretty dang good!

    Thanks!

  24. JulieVR
    October 26, 2009

    The whisk may have deflated them a little – I always use a heat proof spatula or wooden spoon! Glad you liked it!

  25. Vivian
    October 26, 2009

    What a brilliant idea to take a theme, link and post and by so doing introduce us to (in my case) 6 new and fascinating blogposts! I’m loving it. Sure does compensate for the lack of trick-or-treating in my neighbourhood. Love all the recipes and kudos to the graphic designer who so creatively linked all of the blogs via great illustrations (my former field). Well done all ’round! I look forward to more such endeavours. Might I just add that, as a confirmed foodie, I would like every post to incorporate that aspect? Although the craft doll was topnotch, it was kind of left hanging amidst all the recipes and such. Just some “creative”(?)input. Not complaining, just my opinion.

  26. robyn
    October 26, 2009

    Keep in mind that depending on where you live, the toffee may not turn out like the picture….here in Vancouver it doesn’t “fluff” up as much! But it’s still tasty!

  27. Amanda
    October 27, 2009

    I’m loving this, so fun :)

  28. Angie
    October 27, 2009

    I love that sponge toffee, I have never heard of it or seen it before, great information and recipe! I love caramel apples too, great for Halloween!

  29. Cyndi
    October 28, 2009

    Sponge Toffee! Egads! You’ve really brought back some great memories!

  30. malia
    October 28, 2009

    I’ve discovered that the tiny ‘lady apples’ make wonderful caramel apples. They are about 5 bites. I use the little sticks, and adults love them. I’m going to make them with your recipe, right now.

  31. Debbie
    October 29, 2009

    Such a fun idea that you guys have shared with us. I will be back to visit your blog more often now that I have discovered it. Thanks again.

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